A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI

On our recent trip to Oahu, we decided to go to some new places in addition to the usual stops we always go to. The hard part about that is we now have more places we want to go to when we come back. Pretty soon we will want to visit every place on theContinue reading “A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI”

Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI

This was a breakfast recommendation that we received from a few Hawaii natives so we decide to check it out. If you are looking for a place that has local flavors and great service this is your spot. Be prepared to wait a bit and know that they are only open for breakfast and lunchContinue reading “Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI”

Best Malasadas in Hawaii – Leonard's Bakery – Honolulu, HI

What is a malasada you ask? Well, it is a pillow of love sent down from the Hawaiian Gods. Actually, it is the Hawaiian version of a donut sans the hole in the middle. It is a chunk of dough fried and tossed with sugar, cinnamon and sugar or Li hing sugar (dried plum –Continue reading “Best Malasadas in Hawaii – Leonard's Bakery – Honolulu, HI”

Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company

The Portland street food scene is amazing and everyone that is into food should check it out. One place that Kim and I missed on our first trip was the Portland Soup Company. We were lucky to find them open on the second trip and fully stocked with some amazing soups and sandwiches. On thisContinue reading “Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company”

Spectacular Puerto Rican Triple D in Miami – Benny’s Seafood – Miami, FL

Jason and I started this whole Foodie blog thing because of Food Network Channel’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Triple D) TV show, yet we’ve hardly written about half of the Triple Ds we’ve eaten at. (Too much food, so little time!) But we couldn’t eat at Benny’s Seafood a second time without writing a fewContinue reading “Spectacular Puerto Rican Triple D in Miami – Benny’s Seafood – Miami, FL”

With A Line that Long, it has to be Good – Nong's Khao Man Gai, Portland, OR

While in Portland checking out some of the city’s many food trucks and carts, I noticed a particular cart that had a line clearly longer than everyone else. It was a very simple cart, no fancy paint job, but with a huge line so I was intrigued and had to check it out. They offerContinue reading “With A Line that Long, it has to be Good – Nong's Khao Man Gai, Portland, OR”

Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR

Somewhere in the Twitterverse, I found out about a place called Vault Martini. It is a martini lounge that offers over 140 specialty martinis. Yes, that’s right 140. They also offer 44 takes on the classic martini. For someone that has spent the last 10 years trying to create new martinis from scratch, this placeContinue reading “Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR”

Not Just Another Korean Fusion Cart – Best Bulkogi Fusion – Portland, OR

I was a bit cynical to try yet another Korean-Mexican “fusion” place, due to the oversaturation of wannabes that have popped up and greatly disappointed me, but none of the other carts in this particular Portland pod were tempting my palette on this day. I ordered pan-fried vegetable potstickers and chicken Kogi tacos. Wow, wasContinue reading “Not Just Another Korean Fusion Cart – Best Bulkogi Fusion – Portland, OR”

The Craft Cocktail, Not a Lost Art Form at the Teardrop Lounge – Portland, OR

When we took a second foodie trip to Portland, on the top of my “must-do” list was Teardrop Cocktail Lounge. Located in the Pearl District, it is a hip but dimly lit lounge with concrete walls and gray velvet curtains. The large bar is situated in the center of the room allowing many patrons toContinue reading “The Craft Cocktail, Not a Lost Art Form at the Teardrop Lounge – Portland, OR”

A Not so Hidden Gem on the Central Coast – Justin Winery – Paso Robles, CA

I was first introduced to Justin Wines by a friend of mine. Every time she had a get together she would serve wines from Paso Robles, and so through her, I became quite a fan of Justin as well as other Paso wines. Jason and I kept telling ourselves that we needed to make aContinue reading “A Not so Hidden Gem on the Central Coast – Justin Winery – Paso Robles, CA”